New Team Members

HEEAP would like to welcome two new team members: Karl Theisen and Chani Clark.

Karl Theisen has been nominated as the new Country Director for ASU initiatives in Vietnam.  Before moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Karl was the associate director for Professional & Executive Programs at the ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. For nearly 13 years Karl has worked at the intersection of higher education and industry, establishing new education institutions in emerging markets, and leading the development and operations of academic and professional education programs throughout the world. In 2002, Karl became a leader in RMIT International University Vietnam, the first foreign owned and operated university in Southeast Asia. He developed operational mechanisms and student support services that enabled substantial growth from 0-4,000 students in five years, as well a work-integrated-learning program that included an internship office placing over a thousand students into companies across Vietnam.

Chani Clark is the new coordinator for Global Partnerships at the ASU Tempe campus office. Chani is a two-time graduate from ASU, with a Master of Science in business management and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in communication. She will be supporting the HEEAP project, as well as other global initiatives. Before joining HEEAP, Chani was an assistant program coordinator with the Barrett Summer Scholars Program while she was completing her Master’s degree. She has experience with event planning and coordinating logistics for large groups. Chani is active in community service, and belongs to several organizations that mentor young girls who are at-risk with arts and college readiness programs.